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Povidone-iodine, amphotericin B reduce postop infections in patients with Boston K-Pro

October 20, 2014

CHICAGO — Prophylactic follow-up treatment with additional povidone-iodine and amphotericin B after Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis implantation significantly reduced the rate of postoperative infections, according to a speaker here.

“The purpose of our study was to compare the incidence of postoperative  infection in those treated with just topical antibacterials vs. those treated with povidone-iodine plus or minus the amphotericin B,” Jeffery D. Welder, MD, said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

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New algorithm optimizes IOL calculations in long, short eyes

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — A refined intraoperative aberrometry algorithm improved refractive outcomes in unusually long and short eyes that underwent cataract surgery, a speaker…
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Intracameral antibiotics prevent postoperative endophthalmitis

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Intracameral cefuroxime and moxifloxacin reduced the risk of endophthalmitis resulting from phacoemulsification, a speaker told colleagues…
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Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the database in three ways…
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Careful planning can still lead to great opportunities in ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2014
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Depending on where one touches the elephant, the perception on the current environment and future opportunity for…
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When considering new technology, think about the three stakeholders

October 2, 2014
At the upcoming AAO meeting, we will see a variety of new devices and drugs that will excite us, challenge our current…
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CorT measures total corneal power

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Noel A. Alpins, MD, gives an update on the latest…
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